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Near Millwood in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mt. Carmel Fight

 
 
Mt. Carmel Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
1. Mt. Carmel Fight Marker
The Mt. Carmel Fight marker stone is in need of maintenance.
Inscription.
Mt. Carmel Fight
Feb. 19, 1865
Mosby & U.S.
Cavalry
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Erected by J.E.B. Stuart Chapter of the Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 39° 1.849′ N, 77° 59.016′ W. Marker is near Millwood, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of John Mosby Highway (U.S. 17/50) and Mt. Carmel Road (County Route 606), on the right when traveling west on John Mosby Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millwood VA 22646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashby’s Gap (approx. 1.3 miles away); Signal Station (was approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Fight at Berry's Ferry (approx. 1.5 miles away); Clark County / Fauquier County (approx. 1.6 miles away); Vinyard Fight (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jackson’s Bivouac (approx. 2.5 miles away); Mount Bleak Farm (approx. 2.9 miles away); Greenway Historic District (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millwood.
 
More about this marker.
Mt. Carmel Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Clarke, May 24, 2014
2. Mt. Carmel Fight Marker
This is one in a series of granite markers placed by the J.E.B. Stuart Chapter of the Confederate Veterans sometime in the 1890s to commemorate significant Civil War actions around Clarke County.
 
Regarding Mt. Carmel Fight. The stone commemorates a short fight in the Federal operations aimed to suppress Confederate Col. John S. Mosby's rangers. A Federal party had just completed a sweep through western Fauquier County to detain men affiliated with Mosby's group. While making their way north, the party was ambushed by a Confederate force. Although outnumbering the Confederates, since the fighting was at close range, numbers were negated. The Federals scattered and made their way to the Shenandoah River and safety. Thirteen Federals were killed in the action, and some 63 captured, of a total of around two-hundred.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Stone beside West Bound John S. Mosby Highway (US 17/50) image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
3. The Stone beside West Bound John S. Mosby Highway (US 17/50)
Mount Carmel Church Today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 19, 2008
4. Mount Carmel Church Today
Skirmish Site image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 19, 2008
5. Skirmish Site
Just past the church, the road takes a sharp bend. At the time of the Civil War, stone walls bordered the road. Near this point, a detachment of Mosby's Rangers under Major Adolphus "Dolly" Richards ambushed a Federal detachment. In a close quarters, and rather violent action, 13 Federals were killed and 63 captured. One of the Rangers was wounded.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,899 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 5, 2014, by Dave Clarke of Berryville, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 11, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on January 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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